Teachings at Sakya Changlochen Ling, France - August 2016

Over 100 people travelled from across the globe to receive precious teachings and transmissions from Lama Jampa at the Dechen Summer Course this year.

For the first week Lama Jampa continued teaching Sonam Tsemo’s General 'Presentation of the Tantra Sets'. This part of the text continued the explanation of the different levels of practice within Vajrayana, as well as presenting a detailed description of the extraordinary Vajrayana view of what Buddhas are, including a more expansive understanding of Shakyamuni Buddha himself.

At the start of the second week Lama Jampa gave the initiations of Vajrapani Bhutadamara and the protector Mahakala. For the following two days he went carefully through the detailed instructions for the practice (tri) of Vajrapani Bhutadamara. These teachings included much that was applicable to Vajrayana practices in general and in particular enabled people to go on to do a few days of group practice at the end of the week.